Substantial Risk NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War.
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German military vehicles lined up ready for transport to Lithuania as part of NATO's "Enhanced Forward Presence."

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Graphic: NATO's Eastern Border

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Russian President Vladimir Putin observing the recent Russian military exercises known as Zapad.

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